How about we sign a Full back not another RB?

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:40 am

Sometimes id just like to see us run the ball up the middle to gain 2 yards and move the chains instead of a jet sweep or bubble screen. Those plays have their place do not get me wrong BUT I think having a FB could give us another wrinkle in short yardage and inside the 5 . Id much rather see us sign a hammer to the practice squad then another RB who is exactly what we have all over the roster. Anderson comes in then we move him out for Hawkins when we already have Funk, Michell and Henderson on the active roster. They are all the same player really, I know Michell runs a little different and I think he is the best option to carry the mail for us till Akers returns . But how about a 250 pd guy who just wants to knock people the hell out for 2 yards. I want that guy. That is a player we currently do not have on the roster.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:08 am

Yep, gotta agree with you on this. NTM the prospects of some bone-crunching blocking at the point of attack.
Something we definitely need, IMO.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:10 am

For years I’ve wished the Rams could find their Lorenzo Neal.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:14 am

I'm on board! Let's go find CJ--2; three yards a pop is all you need coupled with a real passing game.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:27 am

Mundt can do that. Mundt can block as a TE or a FB.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:31 am

Cornell29 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:27 am
Mundt can do that. Mundt can block as a TE or a FB.
This^

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:33 am

Mcvay has used Mundt when he wanted a fullback. For example he did it against the Bears in the past, to counter other teams spread out defensive front.


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NorCal RF wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:31 am
Cornell29 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:27 am
Mundt can do that. Mundt can block as a TE or a FB.
This^
I get Mundt can do it but its not the same. Having a guy play that spot and do that job as his only focus on the team is significantly different then asking your back up tight end to do it once in awhile. The main point here is that we do not need another UDFA running back anywhere on our roster or practice roster. But we do not have a bad ass FB who blocks like every play may be his last. If we are going to add a player, lets add one of those.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:36 am

Cornell29 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:33 am
Mcvay has used Mundt when he wanted a fullback. For example he did it against the Bears in the past, to counter other teams spread out defensive front.

You post great finds, C29.

I’m calling you Encyclopedia Ramnica

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:39 am

Don't see any point. McVay doesn't use a Fullback. Every player McVay activates in his Offense is a willing and capable blocker. He even uses Woods on some crossbuck Fullback dive type of plays.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:15 pm

I don't want a FB blocker; I want a brutal 240 lb bruiser that can both absorb punishment and dish it out. He does not need speed but rather a willingness to run between the tackles and force three LBs to drag him down all game. That's when you take over in the 4th quarter.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:22 pm

Mundt is good at that! But some kind of meat wad would be nice.

Because of his size, I’ve held out hope for Blanton being an effective h-back, but at this point he might never go beyond practice squad guy status.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Simdaddy wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:23 am
NorCal RF wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:31 am
Cornell29 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:27 am
Mundt can do that. Mundt can block as a TE or a FB.
This^
I get Mundt can do it but its not the same. Having a guy play that spot and do that job as his only focus on the team is significantly different then asking your back up tight end to do it once in awhile. The main point here is that we do not need another UDFA running back anywhere on our roster or practice roster. But we do not have a bad ass FB who blocks like every play may be his last. If we are going to add a player, lets add one of those.
Understood.

But assuming he is a lead blocker for the RB then someone needs to come off the field in regards to the 3 receivers and Higbee. Not sure if that is a good thing right now when one considers the offense has been just fine the first 2 games. I want Woods, Kupp, Jefferson, and Higbee on the field most of the time.

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:39 pm

toast49 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:39 am
Don't see any point. McVay doesn't use a Fullback. Every player McVay activates in his Offense is a willing and capable blocker. He even uses Woods on some crossbuck Fullback dive type of plays.
100% agree with this!

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:07 pm

Using a roster spot for 2 or 3 plays a game until the game is won doesn't sound like a good use of resources. Which player do we remove from the game day roster to accommodate him?

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flv wrote:
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Using a roster spot for 2 or 3 plays a game until the game is won doesn't sound like a good use of resources. Which player do we remove from the game day roster to accommodate him?
Well we have lots of guys who see 0 snaps.. Pick 1, and not 2 or 3 plays a game more like 10 or 11 . Its just a thought, again my point in the OP was stop adding UDFA running backs who are the same player as we already have. If you want to bring a RB in on the practice roster at least make it a hammer in the 230+ range thats all. Id prefer a FB thats all

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Simdaddy wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:10 pm
flv wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Using a roster spot for 2 or 3 plays a game until the game is won doesn't sound like a good use of resources. Which player do we remove from the game day roster to accommodate him?
Well we have lots of guys who see 0 snaps.. Pick 1, and not 2 or 3 plays a game more like 10 or 11 . Its just a thought, again my point in the OP was stop adding UDFA running backs who are the same player as we already have. If you want to bring a RB in on the practice roster at least make it a hammer in the 230+ range thats all. Id prefer a FB thats all
I don’t disagree with you. Not really a FB in the traditional sense, but someone who can move the chains consistently when we need a yard or two. I don’t care for the 5’8 185lbs type of backs either. Too injury prone and too easily stopped. I just don’t see anyone worth signing at this point. Gurley is 225 but no way McVay will bring him in. There’s more to the divorce than we know :)

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:16 pm

Who are you going to cut if we get a “real” FB? Not sure I want to lose any of our players for 2-3 3rd and 1s a game.

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Bulldawg wrote:
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Who are you going to cut if we get a “real” FB? Not sure I want to lose any of our players for 2-3 3rd and 1s a game.
That’s what I want to know too. Who?

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Simdaddy wrote:
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Well we have lots of guys who see 0 snaps.. Pick 1, and not 2 or 3 plays a game more like 10 or 11 . Its just a thought, again my point in the OP was stop adding UDFA running backs who are the same player as we already have. If you want to bring a RB in on the practice roster at least make it a hammer in the 230+ range thats all. Id prefer a FB thats all
Well...you can't remove the #8 OL, (Evans), because by rule you only get a 47th player on game day if you have 8 OL. Removing the #2 QB would be way too risky. That means removing a WR or Edge rusher. Jackson played 3 snaps and Atwell had 1 ST snap. You could remove 1 of them and have the other player be the #4 WR and ST returner. Alternatively you remove Lawler, (3 snaps), and hope the defense stays healthy all game. Every other removable player, (non P, K, or LS), played at least 11 total snaps. Your choice of Jackson, Atwell, or Lawler to come off the game day roster.

It's honestly not easy to take someone out unless the incoming player can contribute on STs. Presumably a slow, hammer, FB isn't going to help on STs.

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Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:32 pm

Well somebody likes this pick up…………..

1. Javian Hawkins, RB, Rams
In the preseason, he accumulated 97 yards on 20 carries with a score, and three of those 20 carries went over 10 yards. And it's not as if he's only a low-volume, scat back with fantastic speed. Hawkins toted the rock 264 times at a 5.8 yards-per-carry clip in 2019 at Louisville. He plays bigger than his size.


And more from this NFL writer…………


In a time-tested running system that produces amazing running-back efficiency with insane on-field speed, Hawkins can be precisely what McVay and the Rams offense needs to round itself in a complete unit. Trust me, Sean.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:39 am

It’s going to interesting to see how McVay uses the RB in this Bucs game. If they can establish an ability to help move the chains on the ground it will be huge.

He usually likes to target the RB 2-5 times per game on passes but Michel doesn’t have a lot of career receptions.

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:07 pm

Simdaddy wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:10 pm
flv wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Using a roster spot for 2 or 3 plays a game until the game is won doesn't sound like a good use of resources. Which player do we remove from the game day roster to accommodate him?
Well we have lots of guys who see 0 snaps.. Pick 1, and not 2 or 3 plays a game more like 10 or 11 . Its just a thought, again my point in the OP was stop adding UDFA running backs who are the same player as we already have. If you want to bring a RB in on the practice roster at least make it a hammer in the 230+ range thats all. Id prefer a FB thats all
You would prefer it....but the fact is a FB doesn't fit with the 11 personnel scheme McV runs.....myself, I'm fine with Mundt, who McV has stated is a monster in the blocking department....and to hope fpr 10 or 11 two back sets from McV's offense is kinda wishing on a falling star....fun to do but MTL not gonna happen

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